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and also address the problems causing a long-run deficit which are healthcare rapidly growing healthcare costs. we can improve our tax code by closing all the tax loopholes that we have. that's what the president has been focused on since frankly since i started working for him back in 09. >> rose: do you believe, are you hopeful that somehow the capitol, the dinners the lunches that are taking place that there's somehow a change in the dynamic of the conversation? >> i think the president is willing to try whatever will work. i think that it's a pretty high hurdle he's facing. i say that because the president worked awfully hard because of the congressional leadership to reach a grand bargain. we set as a goal as a number of others have to rules the deficit by 4 trillion dollars over the next decade. we made substantial progress. two and-a-half million. we didn't reach a plan then because speaker boehner decided to go to plan b. if we couldn't get to the bargain then i don't know if it's any easier now. it's hard for me to say what has changed from their calculations. but the president
and the work ahead." and david leonhardt, author of "here's the deal: how washington can solve the deficit and spur growth." i am pleased to have them both on the program. what's the headline coming out of bernke's press conrence? >> i think steady as it goes is the main headline. the fed is going to continue to buy these bonds it has been buying at about the same pace. it's going to continue doing it until sees unemployment fall to about 6.5%. i don't think there are any changed today. i think the most interesting part of the news conference was when bernanke wanted to stay on in the job. although he refused to answer the question he said he and president obama had spokeeb about it "a bit." ihink it's intesng to think about the idea he and obama have talked about whether he wants a third term and how inclined obama is to give it to him. >> rose: i would think if obama is talking to him about it it suggests will obama would like for him to continue. >> i think that's a good assumption. i think obama clearly likes bernanke and thinks on the whole bernanke has done a good job. he has made th
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